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94 points Decanter: A harmonious and balanced style with a high level of fruit concentration on the silken mid-palate. A more restrained style than you might anticipate from New Zealand, but this is the windy Wairarapa providing its own interpretation, usually with worryingly low yields to boot. The… ...
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Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough Te Muna Road Vineyard 2018  (#702243)

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

94 points Decanter: A harmonious and balanced style with a high level of fruit concentration on the silken mid-palate. A more restrained style than you might anticipate from New Zealand, but this is the windy Wairarapa providing its own…

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94 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): If pulling the cork on the 2014 Pinot Noir soon, be sure to decant it a bit in advance of serving to allow some tarry aromas to dissipate. Once past those, pretty black cherry, raspberry and spice notes emerge, along with a simply gorgeous, plump, silky… ...
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Dry River Pinot Noir Martinborough 2014  (#702319)

Pinot Noir from Martinborough, Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

94 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): If pulling the cork on the 2014 Pinot Noir soon, be sure to decant it a bit in advance of serving to allow some tarry aromas to dissipate. Once past those, pretty black cherry, raspberry and spice notes…

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92 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): The 2018 Raranga Sauvignon Blanc follows winemaker Helen Master's recent trend of incorporating a small portion of skin-contact fermentation for increased texture/phenolics and exotic aromas. It's a fine effort, offering up hints of red currants and pink… ...
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Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2017  (#702337)

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

92 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): The 2018 Raranga Sauvignon Blanc follows winemaker Helen Master's recent trend of incorporating a small portion of skin-contact fermentation for increased texture/phenolics and exotic aromas. It's a fine…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 11 available
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94 points James Suckling: A nicely focused nose with violet-like florals and black cherries in full swing. The palate has effortless depth and silky tannins that carry plenty of rich cherry flavor. Good focus and purity. Drink now. Screw cap. (12/17/18) ...
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Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir Wairarapa Right Hand 2016  (#702195)

Pinot Noir from Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

94 points James Suckling: A nicely focused nose with violet-like florals and black cherries in full swing. The palate has effortless depth and silky tannins that carry plenty of rich cherry flavor. Good focus and purity. Drink now. Screw cap. (12/17…

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93 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): Sourced from two vineyards near Renwick, the 2017 Cru Wairau Sauvignon Blanc comes from vines averaging 25 years old. It's mainly tank aged but kept on lees and released in April following the vintage. This medium to full-bodied wine is round, even… ...
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Smith & Sheth Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Valley Cru 2017  (#702346)

Sauvignon Blanc from Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

93 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): Sourced from two vineyards near Renwick, the 2017 Cru Wairau Sauvignon Blanc comes from vines averaging 25 years old. It's mainly tank aged but kept on lees and released in April following the vintage. This…

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93 points James Suckling: Attractive, spicy oak and gently reductive notes make for a complex young pinot. The palate has lovely ripe cherries with nicely layered tannins and a fresh and lively finish. Screw Cap. Drink now. (9/2/18) ...
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Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir Wairarapa Left Hand 2016  (#702196)

Pinot Noir from Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

93 points James Suckling: Attractive, spicy oak and gently reductive notes make for a complex young pinot. The palate has lovely ripe cherries with nicely layered tannins and a fresh and lively finish. Screw Cap. Drink now. (9/2/18)

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94 points Wine Spectator: White pepper, sage and forest floor notes up front lead to vibrant cherry and wild strawberry flavors on a crisp frame, with touches of sarsaparilla and tomato leaf lingering on the finish. The tannins are firm but polished. Drink now through 2028. 450 cases made. Highly… ...
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Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough Kiwa 2016  (#702166)

Pinot Noir from Martinborough, Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

94 points Wine Spectator: White pepper, sage and forest floor notes up front lead to vibrant cherry and wild strawberry flavors on a crisp frame, with touches of sarsaparilla and tomato leaf lingering on the finish. The tannins are firm but polished.…

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92 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): The 2018 Raranga Sauvignon Blanc follows winemaker Helen Master's recent trend of incorporating a small portion of skin-contact fermentation for increased texture/phenolics and exotic aromas. It's a fine effort, offering up hints of red currants and pink… ...
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Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2018  (#702327)

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, Wellington/Wairarapa, New Zealand

92 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): The 2018 Raranga Sauvignon Blanc follows winemaker Helen Master's recent trend of incorporating a small portion of skin-contact fermentation for increased texture/phenolics and exotic aromas. It's a fine…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
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